You may not have as much interest as I do in tracking the growth of donor advised funds over the years, but it is truly extraordinary. Humor me. You can see the explosive growth in just a few statistics. In 2007, there were 162,000 donor advised fund accounts holding assets of $32 billion. By 2019, there were over 873,000 donor …
There are some acts of generosity you’ll never forget. Even if it’s not until much later that you understand and appreciate the sacrifice. That’s certainly the case for me with my baseball coaches all those years ago.
The $1.9 trillion stimulus bill passed Congress and is now law. President Biden has promised even more stimulus. And while $1400 stimulus payments may sound good, a March 13, 2021 article in The Economist: “Biden’s Big Gamble,” raises the right question: will adding more debt provide the desired stimulus to the American economy or will it backfire with high interest …
It’s funny the things you remember and how they become part of your story.
When I was just a kid, we didn’t have a lot. But my dad always made a way for a newspaper subscription.
“Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations.” Every culture around the world has its version of that proverb.
Should I be giving now or is it OK to give later? During the crush of the pandemic, there was a heartfelt cry that private foundations and donor advised step up the distribution of dollars to working charities.
Reading Hillbilly Elegy I found parallels with my own story, including God’s generosity despite poverty. I’ve learned these things about family over the years.
A couple weeks back, I attended a conference in Fort Worth. I had to check in a little later in the evening, and there was Irene working the front desk.
Our nation is wrestling with what value we place on private giving and philanthropic institutions. Lawmakers are questioning the tax-exempt status of churches and charities, there are calls for cuts to charitable deductions, and more. Philanthropists and major foundations are currently advocating for legislative action to accelerate the flow of funds from private foundations and donor advised funds. On the …
It was a slow Tuesday night in the airport. The tables were mostly empty, but I wanted a meal before my flight. She showed me swiftly to my seat and bopped around with an energy unbecoming of the quiet airport. And the story came out.